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We, the undersigned, late mariners on board the on her late voyage described on the other side of this instrument, and dow performed to this place of payment, do hereby, each one for ourselves, with our signatures, acknowledge to have received of

agent or owner of said

the full sum hereunder set against our names; being in full amount of our wages for our services, and all demands for assault and battery, or imprisonment, of whatever name or nature, against said

her owners or officers, to the day or date hereunder also set against our names.

(Signatures.) (96.)

A Bottomry Bond. Know all Men by these Presents, That I (name of the master or of the owner if the Bond is made by him), now master and commander of the or vessel called the

of the burden of tons, or thereabouts, now lying in the port of am held and firmly bound unto

(name of whe lender who is the obligee of the Bond) in the sum of

lawful money of the United States of America, to be paid to the said

or to certain attorney , executors, administrators, or assigns ; for which payment, well and truly to be made, I bind myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, and also the said vessel, her tackle, apparel, and furniture, firmly by these presents. Sealed with my seal, at this

day of

in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and

Whereas, The above bounden (name of the obligor) has been obliged to take up and borrow, and hath received of the said for the use of the said vessel, and for the purpose of fitting the same for sea, he sum of

lawful money of the United States of America, which sum is to be and remain as a lien and bottomry on the said vessel, her tackle, apparel, and furniture, at the rate or premium of (state the rate of the maritime interest) for the voyage. In consideration whereof, all risks of the seas, rivers, enemies, fires, pirates, &c., are to be on account of the said (name of the lender). And for the better security of the said siim and premium, the said master doth, by these presents, hypothecate and assign over to the said

heirs, executors, administrators, and assigns, the said vessel, her tackle, apparel, and furniture. And it is hereby declared, that the said vessel,

is thus hypothecated and assigned over for the security of the money so borrowed, and taken up as aforesaid, and shall be delivered for no other use or purpose whatever, until this bond is first paid, together with the premium hereby agreed to be paid thereon.

Now the Condition of this Obligation is such, That if the above bounden

(the borrower) shall well and truly pay, or cause to be paid, unto the said (the lender) the just and full sum of

lawful money as aforesaid, being the sum borrowed, and also the premium aforesaid, at or before the expiration of

days after the arrival of the said vessel at

then this obligation, and the said hypothecation, to be void and of no effect, otherwise to remain in full force and virtue. Having signed and executed two bonds of the same tenor and date, one of which being accomplished, the other to be void and of no effect.

(Signature.) (Seal.) Signed, Sealed, and Delivered in the Presence of

I do not give the form of a Respondentia Bond.

This contract is now unusual, and is made only when some special emergency calls for it, and must then be framed to suit thar. emergency, and express the special terms of the bargain, The foregoing form, in connection with what is said of Respondentia Bonds in the text, and the points in which they resemble Bottomry Bonds and those in which they differ from them, will enable any one to frame a Respondentia Bond suited to most cases.

(97.) Oath or Affirmation of Consignee or Agent. District and Port of Philadelphia. I (name of the consigner do solemnly and truly swear (or affirm) that the invoice and bill of ladings now presented by me to the collector of

are the true anul only invoice and bill of lading by me received, of all the goods, wares, and merchandise, imported in the

(name of the vessel) whereof is master, from

for account of any person whomsoever, for whom I am authorized to enter the same : that the said invoice and bill of lading are in the state in which they were actually received by me, and that I do not know nor believe in the existence of any other invoice, or bill of lading of the said goods, wares, and merchandise; that the entry now delivered to the collector contains a just and true account of the said goods, wares, and merchandise according to the said invoice and bill of lading ; that nothing has been, on my part, nor to my knowledge, on the part of any other person, concealed or suppressed, whereby the United States may be defrauded of any part of the duty lawfully due on the said goods, wares, and merchandise, and that if, at any time bereafter, I discover any error in the said invoice, or in the account now rendered of the said goods, wares, and merchandise, or receive any other


invoice of the same, I will immediately make the same known to the collector of the district And I do further solemnly and truly swear (or affirm) that, to the best of my knowledge and belief, (name and residence of the owner of the goods) is owner of the goods, wares, and merchandise, mentioned in the annexed entry; that the invoice now produced by me exhibits the actual cost, or fair market value,

of the said goods, wares, and merchandise, all the charges thereon, and no other or different dipsoint, bounty, or drawback, but such as has been actually allowed on the this


(Signature.) Before me,


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(98.) Custom House Power of Attorney. No. 201. Know all Men by these Presents, That I (name of principal do make, constitute, and appoint (name of attorney) my true and lawful attorney for me, and in my name and stead, to enter in due form of law, at the Custom House in the city of

all goods, wares, and inerchandise, which have been imported or may hereafter be imported, by

or which have arrived, consigned, or may hereafter arrive, consigned to

or in which or may be interested or concerned.

And for me and in my name and stead to sign, seal, execute, and deliver all and every bond and bonds which may be required to secure the duties thereon, or for the transportation or exportation of the same ; or any other bond or bonds required by the revenue laws or the regulations of the 'Treasury Department of the United States, or the collector of the customs of the district of

relative to any such merchandise ; or which may be necessary to obtain the debenture and debentures, upon such of the said goods, wares, and merchandise as may be exported for me or on my account.

To have, take, and receive all debenture certificates to be issued thereupon for me and in my name to indorse, assign, and transfer the same ; or have, take, and receive the moneys due and to grow due thereon : And generally, as my attorney to do, transact, and perform all custom-house business, of what kind soever, in which I am or may be interested or concerned, as fully and effectually, to all intents and purposes, as I if present there in person could do; also to set my seal to any instrument which may be necessary in the premises, and the same to acknowledge for me to be my deed; and generally to do and perform all things relating to the premises, which I could lawfully do, if personally present, and as fully and effectually to every intent and purpose, although the same should seem to require more precise or special authority than is herein expressed. And especially authorizing and empowering my said attorney, for me and in my name and stead to sign, seal, execute, and deliver all bonds of indemnity and other specialties, and also all other documents which may be necessary for effecting the premises ; hereby ratifying all and whatsoever my said attorney may lawfully do by virtue hereof.

And I hereby further authorize my said attorney at any time, and from time to time at his discretion, by proper letters of attorney, to substitute any other person or persons for himself in my place, and the same at his pleasure to revoke ; hereby giving to the substitute or substitutes, as full power and authority in the premises as is hereby given to my said attorney. And also hereby ratifying and confirming all and every act, matter, and thing that my said attorney or his substituie or substitutes may do in the premises, by virtue of these presents.

And it is hereby declared and understoo:1, that this power shall be and remain in full force and virtue until revoked by written notice given to the collector. In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal this day of


(Signature.) (Seal.) Signed, Sealed, and Delivered in Presence of

day of

Be it Known, That on the

19 personally appeared

and acknowledged before me the foregoing power of attorney to be free act and deed.

In Testimony Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and seal of office the


day of

(99.) Maritime Protest.



By this Public Instrument of Protest, Be it known, that on the
day of

in the year of our Lord one thousand nine aundred and before me,

a Notary Public in and for the State of

County of

and dwelling in the city of State of

duly commissioned and sworn, personally came and appeared (names of all the parties who make the protest, with a description of each of them, as to occupation and residence)

which said appearers, after having been duly sworn by me, the said notary, upon the Holy Evangelists of Almighty God, voluntarily, freely, and solemnly declare and depose as follows, to wit: that the (name of the vessel, describing her generally), on the

day of in the year 19

sailed from the port of

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on the

day of

bound for the port of

with a cargo of that when they started, as aforesaid, the said

was stout, stanch and strong; had her cargo well and sufficiently stowed and secured ; was well manned, tackled, victualled, apparelled and appointed ; and was in every respect fit for the voyage she was about to undertake : And thereafter,

in the year 19

(here must be set forth with some minuteness the place of any accident or loss, and the circumstances of the occurrence) Now, therefore, because of the premises, and as all the loss, damage and injury which already have or may hereafter appear to have happened or accrued to the said

or her said cargo, has been occasioned solely by the circumstances hereinbefore stated, and cannot nor ought not to be attributed to any insufficiency of the said

or default of him, the said

his officers or crew; he now requires me, the said notary, to make his protest and this public act thereof, that the same may serve and be and remain in full force and virtue, as of right shall appertain. And thereupon the said

doth protest, and I, the said notary, at his special instance and request, do, by these presents, publicly and solemnly protest against winds, weather (and whar ever else caused the loss, as fire, pirates, &c.), and against all and every accident, matter and thing, had and met with as aforesaid, whereby or by means whereof the said

or her cargo, already has, or hereafter shall appear to have suffered or sustained damage or injury, for all losses, costs, charges, expenses, damages, and injury, which the said the owner or owners of the said

or tho owners, freighters or shippers of her said cargo, or any other person or persons concerned in either, already have or may hereafter pay, sustain, incur, or be put unto by, through, or on account of the premises, or for which the insurer or insurers of the said

or her cargo, is or are respectively liable to pay, or make contribution or average, accordi ing to custom, or their respective contracts or obligations ; so that no pait of such losses and expenses already incurred, or hereafter to be incurred, do fall upon him, the said

his officers and crew. We, (repeat here the names of the appearers) do solemnly swear that the foregoing statement is correct, and contains a true account of all the facts and circumstances of the case, to the best of our knowledge.

(Signatures of all the appearers.) Thus Done and Protested, at my office, in the city of


in the year or our Lord one thousand aine hundred and

Notary Public, County of State of
To all to whom these Presents shall come, I,

Public, duly commissioned and qualified, residing at
County of
and State of

do hereby certify

day of

, in the

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